Critics’ Choice Awards: nomination for Jim and The Big Bang Theory
BEST COMEDY SERIES
• The Big Bang Theory – CBS
• Louie – FX
• The Middle – ABC
• New Girl – FOX
• Parks and Recreation – NBC
• Veep – HBO
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
• Don Cheadle (House of Lies) – Showtime
• Louis C.K. (Louie) – FX
• Jake Johnson (New Girl) – FOX
• Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) – CBS
• Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) – NBC
• Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory) – ABC
Good luck to our boy! The 2013 Critics’ Choice Awards will take place in Beverly Hills on Monday, June 10th.
TBBT - 6.24 - “The Bon Voyage Reaction” Screencaptures
And here we are to the end of this 6th season. An amazing journey and a lovely season. All excited now for the 7th, aren’t you? Enjoy the screencaptures from last night season finale episode The Bon Voyage Reaction.
The cast of The Big Bang Theory at the 2013 CBS Upfront
The cast of The Big Bang Theory (Simon Helberg, Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Melissa Rauch, Mayim Bialik, Kunal Nayyar) during the 2013 CBS Upfront presentation at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, May 15.
Public Appereances > Events 2013 > CBS Upfronts
Jim Parsons To Play Children’s TV Icon? Casting Rumors Swirl Around ‘A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood.’
A Mr. Rogers biopic script, tentatively titled “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood,” has been sold to Treehouse Pictures. The Mr. Rogers biopic was penned by Alexis Jolly, a writer for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” The Mr. Rogers biopic was purchased by Treehouse Pictures because the studio believes Fred Rogers is one of the most influential TV personalities of all-time.
“Fred Rogers was such an inspirational man for so many people. His keen ability to find the good in anyone, or anything, will make for a truly inspiring cinematic experience,” Justin Nappi of Treehouse Pictures told Deadline.com. “In literally shaping the world around him to fit into his own unique perspective, he created what is arguably the most influential American children’s television show of all time.”
Although details for the Mr. Rogers biopic are scarce, that hasn’t stopped people from speculating who should be cast as the lead in “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood.” Parade offered up a laundry list of leads for the Mr. Rogers biopic, including Matthew Broderick, Ewan McGregor, “Modern Family” star Ty Burrell and Edward Norton. People Magazine presented their own contenders, including Tobey Macguire, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers and Steve Carrell.
All of those actors are fine choices for the lead in the Mr. Rogers biopic, but I think TV blogsite zap2it.com offered the best suggestion in the form of “Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons. While the other actors suggested by People and Parade are enormously talented performers, it takes a special something to capture the essence of a man as benign and beloved as Fred Rogers. Parsons not only looks the part with his slender frame, he has also showcased his ability to capture sweetness, imagination and a nostalgia for Americana in his critically-acclaimed performance in “Harvey” on Broadway. The New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood praised Parsons’s ability to bring life to a character that was immortalized on screen by legendary actor Jimmy Stewart.
“Mr. Parsons possesses in abundance the crucial ability to project an ageless innocence without any visible effort: no small achievement for an actor in these knowing times,” wrote Isherwood.
Ageless innocence will likely be important in the Mr. Rogers biopic, given that the overall geniality of Fred Rogers was experienced by the millions of children who grew up with him in the 33 years he was on television. A Mr. Rogers biopic will likely explore the dynamics of a man who devoted his long career to teaching children valuable lessons about the world. Among his most memorable episodes was one in which a fish from his fabled aquarium died. A producer wanted to simply remove the fish, but Rogers insisted on leaving it in and using it to teach children about life and death.
A Mr. Rogers biopic could also focus on Fred Rogers tireless defense of public television and its place in American media. Beyond the ultra-nice guy he portrayed on TV, Fred Rogers was an articulate champion of free speech, as seen here in his testimony before a Senate committee on the important role public television plays in the lives of America’s children. It truly feels like a scene straight from a Hollywood movie.